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SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Neal Middle teachers Justus McGee and Ursela Jones recently were named N.C. State Kenan Fellows for 2015-16. The program, through the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, provides curriculum and leadership development opportunities for K-12 teachers selected. Kenan Fellows spend five weeks during the summer interning in
 
Workshop teaches dance and healthy living
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – Living healthy, eating right and checking your blood pressure is the focus of high-energy dance classes every week at W.D. Hill Recreation Center. The classes are part of a free workshop organized by the African-American Dance Ensemble every Wednesday evening. The workshop offers free weight checks and blood pressure monitoring, as well as
 
Conserve time and water while growing gardens
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce, or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden. Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering
 
NCICU gives scholarships to NC private colleges
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities recently distributed $86,400 in UPS scholarships to 36 low-income students at private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund administered by the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C. North Carolina
 
Healthful eating while living away from home
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Being away on business or vacation can mean frequent unhealthy fast food or expensive restaurants, but one clever cook has the perfect solution. The winner of the national "Away From Home Cooking Recipe Contest," Lauren Wyler, created a delicious travel-friendly recipe, one that can be made in Extended Stay America's fully equipped hotel room kitchens.
 
Tea fundraiser assists cancer patients
Thursday, April 9, 2015
GARNER – The Sisters Inspiring Sisters Incorporated held its third annual Treasure Her Elegance Grand Tea last month in an elegant setting at the Grand Marquise Ballroom. The sold-out event hosted over 320 guests and raised $18,000 for the 501©3 organization that provides transportation assistance to cancer patients to medical appointments,
 
Voter ID cards push on for 16 election
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
RALEIGH — With the 2016 elections fast approaching, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles continues its collaborative effort with the State Board of Elections to issue no-fee voter ID cards and register qualified voters at all driver license offices statewide. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, North Carolina will require all voters to present valid
 
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